Tag: complex care


Examining Communication Processes, Medication and Patient Safety

At this year's National Dementia Conference, one crucial theme is emerging - the importance of person-centred approaches to care. This week we speak to accredited pharmacist Professor Elizabeth Manias from Deakin University about the importance of  medication safety and effective communication processes in the care of older people living with dementia.  What is your current…

13 Feb 2018, by Francesca Brewer


Disability housing and support for younger people with very high and complex care needs: Closing the gap through the NDIS

Luke Bo’sher, Head of Policy and Strategy, Summer Foundation will be speaking at the upcoming 2017 Younger People with Very High and Complex Care Needs Conference. At Informa Insights, we spoke to Luke about his work, current projects and presentation agenda prior to the conference.   Q: You are the currently the Head of Policy and Strategy…

18 Apr 2017, by Informa Insights


How Technology can Assist People with an ABI to Increase their Motivation, Function, Cognitive Abilities & Upper Limb Movement

Vicki Abraham has been in private practice for 16 years and Abraham OT Services P/L (AOTS) has 5 OT’s providing OT services to people with varying conditions. Vicki’s clinic focuses on the use of robotic /computer based therapy devices and CI Therapy due to the need for Neurological Upper Limb Rehab within the community setting…

1 Nov 2016, by Informa Insights


Supporting individuals with traumatic brain injury

A severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) alters the ability to communicate decisions and choices to others clearly, affecting the wellbeing of an individual. It is important to understand the experiences of young people making decisions after injury, in order to determine the best strategies for decision-making participation. Supporting the decision-making process for young people with…

20 May 2013, by Informa Insights


The challenge of degenerative disability: Huntington’s Disease

Younger people with very high and complex care needs are people under the age of 60/65 who require a high level of care and support due to disability. Examples of disabilities affecting this group include: Acquired Brain Injuries (ABI), Multiple Sclerosis and Huntington's Disease and other neurodegenerative diseases. People  with these disabilities are at risk…

12 Apr 2013, by Informa Insights